Surge Protector recommendations for general purpose in appliances

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    Michael Yuschak

      Can you recommend a particular brand/type of surge protector for use on all home appliances in kitchen and laundry room? Are there different types for 120 volt machines and 240 volt machines?

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      Susan Brown
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        Hi Michael,

        For any appliances that plug into a standard 120vac wall outlet we recommend a Belkin that can handle a max of around 1000 joules, like this one: http://amzn.to/2iL5tKR

        The point is to get a trusted name brand. Not worth saving a few bucks for a device that’s protecting an expensive appliance!

        For 240vac protection, you have to install a device at the breaker box. So that’s not just a plug-in solution. It’s an electrical installation that can be done by an electrician or a DIYer who is comfortable with basic electrical projects.

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        Michael Yuschak

          Thank you!

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